January 29, 2014
It’s amazing how a seemingly innocuous moment, like washing the dishes and chatting with your family, can be that definitive moment that has the potential for exponential transformation.
Yet several nights ago, my husband and I, with our teenage daughter’s buy-in (and help with the dishes), decided to go forth in pursuing our dream of traveling the world as a family.
We had been getting closer and closer to making this decision over the course of the last several months. The past year and a half was highlighted by opportunities for growth.
Indirectly, this means that we felt we had one misery and disaster piled on top of another; you choose to either sink or swim and we chose to learn to swim.
These experiences, from losing the subfloor of our house caused by a pinprick hot water leak, to coping with a parent’s terminal illness, became a catalyst for our family to reevaluate our path, to open ourselves to our dreams, and to slow down a bit to savor the moment.